The Ark’s Peterson offices close Feb. 28. We will reopen on Mar. 11 at 6450 N. California Ave. and in Northbrook. Learn more.


Join Our Team

The Ark’s professional staff provide comprehensive case management and a broad suite of free services to those in need. See below for a listing of Current Career Opportunities at The Ark including job descriptions and how to apply.

Current Opportunities

If you are interested in addressing and helping with food insecurity in the Jewish community, we encourage you to consider a new short-term role (March-May 2024) with The Ark’s Pantry Team. The selected candidate will help support The Ark’s pantry program, ensure a positive and seamless process for Ark clients, and have substantial interaction with staff, volunteers, case managers, and clients. Reporting to the Food Pantry Manager, this opportunity might also be extended past May.

As a result of our substantial growth and commitment to Jewish values, The Ark is proud and excited to add a part-time ordained Assistant Rabbi position to our well known and highly respected clergy. The position is designed for an individual who embodies Jewish values and has a profound understanding and practice of Halacha, and offers a unique opportunity to work under the mentorship of our Senior Rabbi while engaging in a wide range of rabbinic activities.

The Ark is expanding its team with a Reception Manager to lead our Welcome Center. This key role involves greeting clients, volunteers, and visitors, and managing various clerical tasks. As our organization’s first point of contact, the candidate should offer a warm impression and sincere effort to assist all who visit The Ark. If you excel in customer service, phone etiquette, coordinating schedules, maintaining calendars, and are ready to contribute to a dynamic team, we invite you to apply.

Hear from Our Team


“Case management isn’t just a job — it’s my daily purpose, ensuring every individual feels valued and supported.”

Lina Kotlyar,

Case Manager

“Coordinating pantry services is more than logistics; it’s about nurturing a community where everyone has access to nourishment and dignity.”

Ellie Rogers,

Program Coordinator

“As a member of the development team, I have the opportunity to forge genuine connections with people who share The Ark’s vision and to witness the incredible impact of generosity.”

Joshua Leavitt,

Donor Officer

“Every conversation is a chance to open doors for someone in need, ensuring they start their journey with The Ark on a note of understanding and care.”

Melinda Strauss,

Client Intake Coordinator

“My role is all about bringing people together, blending the worlds of volunteerism and education to support The Ark and our clients.”

Judy Jury,

Volunteer and Education Coordinator

“Each day as a Case Manager brings new opportunities to be of service, and the reward of making a real difference in someone’s life is immeasurable.”

Miriam Hirsch,

Case Manager

“Transitioning to the nonprofit sector has brought so much fulfillment to my life. Every marketing campaign is an opportunity to share the heart of The Ark’s work and inspire action within our community.”

Binny Shapiro,

Marketing Associate